Friday, August 27, 2010

Took my bike to City Hall and got new tags for my car. These are two-year tags and cost $50. Then took bike and Metrolink to Science Center along with a blank cheque for the September monthly pass... $68. On across Forest Park to Metrolink station and into Clayton to drop paperwork with my CPA and had lunch at Panera Cares Cafe'... the "suggested price" was $9.50 so i gave them $15. Off to the nearby Starbucks for a pound of French Roast. Hopped onto train again to Brentwood/44 station and road to Euclid Records for some window shopping- looking for Hallelujah by Canned Heat on cd but to no avail. Back to station to catch 30 Soulard bus and rode from Brewery home.

Tomorrow at dawn i plan on biking the Riverfront trail.

Saturday, June 13, 2009



Friday, April 10, 2009

Devils work.

I love you. No- I love you! This HAS to be love- I think about you ALL THE TIME! I love you! Please never leave me- you complete me. No- wait- don't leave me... WHY DO YOU TREAT ME THIS WAY?!?!?

It used to comfort me so, nicotine. But in the last few months it never seemed enough. More than that my legs would ache when i walk and my job at SLSC requires much walking. Last Summer i had a new bike and it was a pleasure to ride- i want to be able to ride it again without my legs hurting from lack of oxygen. I quit smoking on Sunday, April 5th at 18:16 when I ran out. I was driving home from work and decided I would not buy anymore. As i smoked the last one it occurred how painful smoking is. Inhaling deeply those last hits- I coughed and hacked and wheezed until i was able to breathe normally again... turned off into a Walgreens and bought a box of mint flavored 4 mg nicotine lozenges. When it gets bad I have one. It's still hard at times- but it's so much better than the prospect of playing my saxophone with an oxygen tank beside me. Come to think of it- i saw 3 separate visitors to the Science Center with oxygen tanks. Maybe that inspired me to finally be done with that shit.

Goodbye to my overflowing ashtrays. No more smoking in my house or in my car. When the weather gets a little warmer I look forward to opening all the windows for a final "airing out".

One last thought- I spent $8 a day at the end there... okay- let's round it up to $10... that's $300/month (a car payment) or $3600/year! Think of all the treats i can buy myself!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The "Dirty Fucking Hippies"...

This has to be one of the most impressive videos i've seen in a while.


DFH by joeyess

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"Saxy Nights"

Performed by Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) of Saint Louis to music composed by Dominic Schaeffer and choreographed by Jennifer Reilly in February of 2003.

Friday, January 30, 2009

30 Years Ago Today-

My friend Teresa was sitting on a wall with her friend listening to Stand Up by Jethro Tull when it all started...

Reminds me of a favorite verse of a song by The Clancy Brothers-

"Up the long ladder
and down the short rope
to Hell with King Billy
and God bless the Pope
if that doesn't do
we'll tear 'em in two
and send 'em to Hell
with thier red, white and blue"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009